In the kitchen

    Spotlight 12/2018
    Illustration: Küche
    © Martin Haake
    Von Anna Hochsieder

    A fitted kitchen

    What do you think of my new fitted kitchenEinbauküchefitted kitchen? It’s an open-plan kitchenoffene Kücheopen-plan kitchen with an integrated dining areaintegrierter Essbereichintegrated dining area. I often have guests, and I love chatting to them while preparing the food.

    In the middle of the kitchen, there’s an island with a built-in hob and oven, covered by a hood and to flankflankieren; hier: einfassen, einrahmenflanked by floor-level cupboards with soft-close drawersSchubladen mit Schließdämpfungsoft-close drawers. The top drawers are for cutleryBesteckcutlery, the bottom ones for potKochtopfpots and panPfannepans.

    Along the wall, there are further cupboards. Those at eye level contain shelfRegalbrettshelves for glasses and crockeryGeschirrcrockery. The tall cupboard in the corner is our pantrySpeisekammerpantry. It has slide-out drawers where we keep dry goodsTrockengutdry goods such as rice, tea and spiceGewürzspices. It’s great to have such a lot of storage spaceLagerraumstorage space.

    The worktops are made of hard-wearingunempfindlichhard-wearing and easy-to-cleanleicht zu reinigendeasy-to-clean marbleMarmormarble. There’s plenty of room for kitchen appliancesKüchengerätekitchen appliances such as the food processor and the espresso maker. The stainless-steelEdelstahl-stainless-steel sink has two basinBeckenbasins and a pull-outausziehbarpull-out tap. The dishwasher is right next to it.

    I really enjoy cooking in my new kitchen. You must come over for a meal soon!


    In the kitchen: vocabulary

    Click the hotspots in the image to discover the vocabulary. You will find a list with translations below.


    1. kitchen cupboards / kitchen unitsKüchenschränkekitchen cupboards / kitchen units
    2. electric kettleelektrischer Wasserkocherelectric kettle
    3. drawerSchubladedrawer
    4. sinkSpüle, Waschbeckensink
    5. tap (UK), faucet (US)Wasserhahntap (UK), faucet (US)
    6. splashbackSpritzschutzsplashback
    7. draining board (UK), drainboard (US)Abtropfbrettdraining board (UK), drainboard (US)
    8. espresso makerelektrische Espressomaschineespresso maker
    9. Arbeitsplatteworktop, work surface (UK), counter, countertop (US)worktop, work surface (UK), counter, countertop (US)
    10. food processorKüchenmaschinefood processor
    11. fridge (UK), refrigerator (US)Kühlschrankfridge (UK), refrigerator (US)
    12. dishwasherSpülmaschinedishwasher
    13. bar stoolBarhockerbar stool
    14. breakfast barFrühstücksbarbreakfast bar
    15. kitchen islandKochinselkitchen island
    16. hob (UK), stovetop (US)Herdplatte, Kochfeldhob (UK), stovetop (US)
    17. ovenBackofenoven Backofen
    18. cooker hood (UK), range hood (US)Dunstabzugshaubecooker hood (UK), range hood (US)

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